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laura: welcome back. you are watching " live from paris" on "france 24." i am laura cellier. both sides have made their case and now it is up to the public. campaigning draws to a close ahead of the historic referendum and pollsters say it is too close to call. the polls open at 6:00 a.m. tomorrow. remembering joe crocs, british jo cox,as -- joe cox -- the british mp who was murdered last week. unrest overs for
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rallies. laura: first, though, the polls open tomorrow morning. britain is just hours away from minister historic referendum on eu membership. according to the polls is, the outcome is still close to call. the last day of campaigning saw the pro-brexit camp appeal to voters to make the 23rd of june britain's independence day. others argued that it would bring unprecedented economic uncertainty. reporter: last day of campaigning in the u.k. for those for and against staying in your market -- in europe. has spent years
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campaigning for the country to leave european union and is looking needle on the referendum. -- beyond at the referendum. >> we will still be members of the european union and we will have to enter into association. ithout a political union, keeps us good friends and trading neighbors. thursday's referendum puts those who argued the u.k. would be better off leaving the eu against those who say it brings huge benefits in terms of jobs, environmental protections, and the right to live and work across the continent. farage, along with prominent conservatives like boris johnson, says the country's on treat is under threat -- sovereignty is under threat in the european union. global experts agree with them, and neither does conservative prime minister david cameron. pm cameron: go out and vote
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and better a bigger written inside of the european union, stronger, safer, better off. let's do it. reporter: leader of the opposition jeremy corbyn has long been a eurosceptic but says he sees it in terms of political terms. orbyn it is the movement that is the real threat to this country. -- ther: it would lose eu would lose its second largest economy, prominent military power, and its richest financial center. laura: let's go to one side of the debate now. a spokesman for the leave campaign joins me on the line. thank you for joining us on "france 24" tonight. the city of london, the international monetary the institute for fiscal studies, on the ftse plus 100 index, i could go on, they also written will be worse off
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-- virgin will be worse off outside the eu. there is never been such consensus. why should we ignore them? >> 15 years ago they wanted us to join the euro and 20 years ago they wanted to join the erm and we listened to them and it proved disastrous for us and we ignored them on the euro and sacredness we did -- thank goodness we did because it would be a disaster. laura: this campaign started off with high-minded ideals about bringing democracy back to the united kingdom, about taking control of laws and regulations. it is a bit disappointing that is is basically down to a referendum on immigrants and foreigners. >> i completely disagree. the view in france but it is not on the ground here. i have come back to london this
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week and i've been traveling around the country and meeting these different people and the parts of the country of different reasons. i was in grimsby the week before and it has been actually disastrous for the community. fishing for them is the biggest problem. immigration wasn't mentioned once in princely. -- grimsby. laura: your knowledge that immigration is a huge part of this. nigel farage says it is the breaking point. boris johnson talking about racists and kidnappers coming over from turkey. there has been a lot of whipping up of fears of the immigrant. you cannot deny that has been part of the campaign. >> i would not say fear of immigrants. it has always been criticism of immigration policy. not once has it been about immigrants themselves.
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takenver the year we have in the size of newcastle. recently cannot cope with that level -- we sadly cannot cope with that level. it is about the levels of sustainability. laura: and lots of the claims made by your campaign have proved to be false, a couple of them, on the side of a bus -- no, i will stop you there. that is the vote leave -- laura: 350 million pounds a week given to the eu? >> yeah. laura: i will give you another one for my part this one mentioned a lot -- britain has lost 56 votes at the eu, when it that it hason actually --it has actually won 2246 times. >> that's not what this is about. laura: it is about democracy and
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decisions. no way to change the direction of the european union. they have released their own report where they said we want to create a european superstate. we don't want to be part of that. are you worried about what will happen in the region if the u.k. leaves? there will be pressure for france to leave and germany and then we will go right back to how we were before, haven't we, before the european union, which is guaranteed peace and security on this continent for 60 years. we go back inward looking nations protecting their own borders. >> no, it hasn't at all. it has been the job of nato. webritain leaves tomorrow, will still continue to cooperate. globalization isn't slowing down. we have to cooperate with our friends and allies. that isn't going to change at all. if britain doesn't leave, there
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will be another country that does. i think it is about 50-something percent of people in france want a referendum on membership. this is the thing we are seeing all across europe. people are not happy. if it is not britain that leaves, it will be another one. it will be one straw that breaks the cap -- that breaks the camel's back. laura: thank you for joining us. >> no problem. laura: tomorrow marks one week since member of parliament and program eu campaigner -- pro-eu campaigner jo cox was murdered. her 42ndd have been birthday. nobel peace prize winner malala yousafzai was also taking part. jo cox's widow were said to date said today that she was still over her beliefs.
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's today would have been jo 42nd birthday. she would have spent it dashing around her hometown trying to convince people that britain is stronger in europe. hated the idea of building walls between us. and worried about the dynamics that that could unleash. jo's killing was political. it was an act of terror designed to advance an agenda of hatred towards others. what a beautiful irony it is not expressesigned to hatred has led to an outpouring of love. laura: france has braced for another day of unrest after the government backs down on a plan to ban rallies by a hard left union good last week's protests against labor reforms descended into violent rioting, but
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analysts say the ban on demonstrations would risk further alienating the socialists' traditional left-wing base. banning popular protests on the streets of paris from a decision that backfired on the government. deemed themhief enough of a security risk to forget it from going ahead, just to forbid it from going ahead. a compromise was reached with union chiefs wednesday morning. >> the government decided to shut down the social movement to a new level by forbidding the paris protests on the 23rd of june. after closed discussions with the interior minister, the unions obtained the right to protest in paris on june 23, the route proposed by the interior minister. the labor reform is still while france under state of emergency put in
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place following the terror attacks in november. the country is also hosting the euro football tournaments, which have seen their own share of unrest. authorities have voiced concerns that violence would break out as it has in previous marches, citing the 14th of june in particular. >> previous protests, specifically the ones that took place on the 14th of june, saw an unacceptable level of violence. the protests led it to buildings been damaged as most businesses and 20 police were injured. a protest of the same nature cannot be allowed to happen. reporter: opposition to forbid to purchase outright would have been historical. the last time the union protest was banned in france was in 1962 at the end of the algerian war. laura: the united states and japan are calling for an emergency u.n. meeting after north korea launched 2 back to back a list of missiles.
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the first failed but the second travel 400 kilometers, almost halfway to japan. it was the latest in a string of missile tests by pyongyang and a demonstration that the secretive communist state has made technological and military advances in recent months. designed to fly more than 3000 kilometers, the missile theoretically has the potential to hit japan and the wider pacific, including the u.s. territory of guam. testskorea's first 4 ended in failure, but 2 choose on wednesday appeared to be more successful. south korea's military said one of them flew 400 kilometers, a new record for pyongyang. concern in washington and allies in seven tokyo. >> today's missile launch, as with bliss of missile launches in the past, is in clear violation of the united nations
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resolution. we absolutely cannot allow it, and i have launched a resolute protest against it. reporter: japan placed its military on highlight with at least three missile launchers seen outside the defense ministry on wednesday. a series of you and security council resolutions ban -- un security council resolutions bans north korea from using the technology but north korea has rejected them as an infringement on its sovereignty. the north conducted its fourth nuclear test in january, followed by a satellite launch and testing of its missiles. governmentmbia's announced a landmark cea-fire deal with the leftist farc rebel insurgency. it is the last major step towards ending one of the world's longest wars. the conflict has killed almost a quarter of a million people and displaced millions since 1964. 15-year u.s.-backed military incentive has taken its toll.
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report to start negotiating in 2012. a top u.s. diplomat's meeting with venezuela's embattled president nicolas maduro tonight. he flew to caracas as the country reels from daily protests over food shortages. the opposition is tried to post maduro by a public referendum on his rule -- ousted maduro by public referendum on his rule. reportrter: they y show no signf .acking g down they want president nicolas maduro gone. 2 million people have signed a petition for a recall referendum . the country is facing an economic crisis. food shortages have sparked deadly protests and looting. united states has joined international efforts to mediate a solution, dispatching topped obama to caracas. >> the united states -- dispatching a top diplomat to caracas. >> the united states joins others in the international committee to call on the
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venezuelan government to release political prisoners, to respect freedom of extortion and assembly, to alleviate shortages of food and medicine, and to honor a fair and timely recall referendum that is part of the constitutional process. maduro welcome to u.s. involvement but blamed the opposition for the lack of progress. it isent maduro: outrageous that it is being rejected. dialogue.s want i want dialogue. i want to resolve problems. i want the economy to recover. reporter: the recall referendum is being challenged at every turn. thursday, the organization of american states will hold a special meeting to determine whether venezuela is in violation of its democratic charter. this could eventually result in the country being kicked out of the oas. government is fighting hard to prevent such a political embarrassment but that is unlikely to get food back on the
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shelves. has been shotr dead after it was used in an olympic torch relay in a brazilian city. the animalistic its handlers and atacked a soldier tranquilizer darts failed to stop it. organizers for the game said it had been a mistake to show the lipid torch next to a 1 -- the olympic torch next to a wild animal in chains. the usual soundtrack to a football game is rock is chanting and heartfelt year. classical music -- rock is chanting and heartfelt share. classical music is not the first thing that comes to mind. but the paris philharmonic orchestra set the match to music . will grant has the story. will: there may not be a more unlikely marriage than an orchestra and football, but we are in paris after all. interpreted aic tuesday match.
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gone are the chants, the commentators from an at least so far, the hligans. match the seems to game play, plus music elements unique to either team. orthere is a two- three-minute time delay. i have in your piece and he told aref spain or croatia donating and we have to translate that into music. reporter: if classical music works well with seemingly disparate things like action movies, why not sport, too? but there are other types of music as well. some in the audience were skeptical before eventually being one of her -- being won over. bei was afraid i would not
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able to concentrate on the match because of the music, but it made it more dramatic and t earful. >> i think it is not bad because it makes classical music more accessible. it is really cool. there are a lot of people here who would not normally go to the philharmonic in paris. will: it was a one-of-a-kind event, and while no other symphonic games are scheduled, they are hoping there may yet be an encore. laura: beautiful game set to music. there you go. time for a quick reminder of our stories this hour. both sides have made their case and it is almost in the hands of the public. campaigning is drawing to a close ahead of britain's historic eu referendum on the pollsters say it is too close to call. polls open at 6:00 tomorrow morning. the u.k. has been monitoring jo cox today, the british mp who was murdered in her constituency last week. told a memorial in
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trafalgar square that her killing was an act of terrorism. and france is bracing for unrest after the government back down on its pledge to ban a rally by a hard-line union. a last-minute compromise was reached. all right, let's get some business news for you now. markus karlsson is here, keeping a close eye ahead of the british referendum on the eu tomorrow. markus: well, the countdown is a fresh round of business leaders have been trying to persuade the public to vote remain. course, has said that the economy would fare better under their vision but most of it is on the ftse have backed -- but companies on the ftse have backed remain. kate moody has the story. kate: it is a hot topic in british boardrooms. business leaders have backed the
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u.k. remaining in the european union in a letter to "the times" ahead of the vote. the companies together employ 1.7 million people and said their businesses would be stronger in europe. kate: the heads of barclays and anglo american mining are among those with hsbc and easyjet supporting the remain campaign. groups have warned of the dangers the brexit might pose industry at large. although none ofritain's biggest counties have come in favor of leaving the eu, the debate is far from one-sided. the heads of a pub chain are in the leave camp, as our small businesses like family run hovercraft company who feel they would have more freedom to operate without european regulation.
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>> we struggle with a lot of the eu directives and rules in a galatians out there. -- rules and regulations out there. the once specific to our business as well as general ones. kate: international firms have largely been lobbying for the status quo. french businesses including bnp paribas were among those who wanted this week that investments in britain would've votedd sharply if they out. >> ♪ all you need is love, love love is all you need ♪ markus: british holidaymakers seem to be worrying about the prospect of the brexit. they are flocking to exchange pounds for euros and dollars. the post office says that sales are 74% higher this week in comparison to the same time last year. it is seen as a precaution and most forecasters expect the pound to fall sharply in the case of a brexit vote. as we talk about financial
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matters, london's financial district is getting ready for the following of the referendum. banks and traders will be working throughout the night between thursday and friday. there are warnings of steep drops in the case of the league victory. the countdown is on ahead of a crucial vote on britain's eu membership. in the city, london's business investors are increasingly optimistic that the remain camp will win. >> there is a level of confidence that remain is going to win but no one wants to admit it because what we don't want to do is find yourself in a position where people do not go out and vote. lastter: falling sharply week, rising again on monday and tuesday, experts say it is a sign confidence has been building. investors remain very cautious. >> sterling has been
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tremendously volatile as the poll results have come in day-to-day. it shows investors are anticipating the flight of capital in the event of the leave vote. reporter: companies in the financial sector have shown overwhelming support for the remain camp and fearing that london could lose its status as europe's financial hub. >> the city of london's position is that britain should remain a member of the european union. we think the european union has been good for the country generally, very good for financial services, many jobs depend on it. we think leaving the european union will be taking a significant risk. reporter: according to some estimates, a brexit could lead to the loss of 100,000 jobs in the financial sector and reduce the sector's contribution to the british economy by as much as 10% by 2020. markus: let's take a look at how the global stocks are faring. it seems to be a pretty hesitant mood in the united states.
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experts say trading volume is await the result of the brexit referendum, following the latest opinion polls and give a slightly to the leave -- slight lead to the leave campaign. the nasdaq and s&p 500 are above the flatlined. european stock markets closed higher with the brexit vote looming large. some steam since. major shareholders in volkswagen are lobbying around the carmaker sport after the diesel omissions scandal. some shareholders tried to block volkswagen's chairman from chairing the meeting, but larger investors backing from which was seen as a sign of confidence, really. full dragon admitted to breaking diesel emission tests in december of last year -- volkswagen admitted to rigging diesel emission tests in
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december of last year and the head once again apologize for the scandal. >> misconduct goes against everything that volkswagen stands for. it has damaged our greatest assets, the trust of the people in our company and products. was the chief executive of volkswagen speaking. let's talk you through some other stories we are watching for you. higher ontesla are wall street this session following news that the electric carmaker has offered to buy a solar panel maker to the tune of $8.2 billion. tesla founder elon musk is the chairman of both of these and he says the deal would create a one-stop shop for cleaner energy . investors seem unconvinced. mitsubishi motors is expecting to report a full-year loss in eight years. the japanese carmaker is forecasting a loss to the tune of 1.2 billion euros for the year that ended in march. it follows the revelation that
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the company has falsified fuel economy data on a japanese cars for the past decade. mitsubishi has said it will spend hundreds of millions to compensate affected car owners. qatari investment fund is buying a french fashion house. the terms of the deal, including the value from have not been disclosed. sources close to the matter told reuters that the investment fund was ready to pay 460 million euros. qataribeen linked to the what family and sparked attention back in 2012 when it bought an italian brand valentino for around 700 million euros. there we go. that is the business news for now. laura: thanks very much indeed. we are taking a short break on "france 24."
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